Study 24/7 in Langsam Library During Exams

owlCramming for an exam? Need a safe, quiet place to study?

Langsam Library space will be opened 24/7 beginning noon on Sunday, April 19 through Wednesday, April 29. Regular hours will resume 8am on Thursday, April 30.

To enter the library after regular hours, students must do so via the 5th floor UCit@Langsam card-swipe entrance (a valid UC ID is required). Continue reading Study 24/7 in Langsam Library During Exams

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Pipe Repair in Langsam Library Beginning March 14

Starting this Saturday, March 14 maintenance and contractors will be in Langsam Library in various locations repairing a pipe that caused a leak on the 4th floor of the library. This is a massive repair and will take a week to fix completely. There will be a number of 4ft x 8ft sections of ceiling tiles that will be removed and piping and insulation will be removed and replaced. Please excuse the mess.

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Libraries Closed during UC’s Winter Season Days

UC Libraries will be closed during UC’s Winter Season Days beginning December 25 through January 4. The libraries will reopen with regular hours on Monday, January 5.

The UCit@Langsam computer and study lab on the 5th floor of Langsam Library will also be closed.

The Langsam Library book drop will be available for books and videos only. (Please note – equipment must be returned in person when the library is open again on January 5).

For more on UC’s Winter Season Days, visit

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Need to Checkout an iPad?

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Checking out an iPad at TheDesk@Langsam

In partnership with UC Student Government, UC Libraries now has iPads available for checkout by UC students.

The Desk@Langsam has 10 iPads available for checkout. Students can call to book an iPad (513) 556-1424 or visit The Desk@Langsam on the 4th floor of the Walter C. Langsam Library to request one. Booking in advance is highly recommended to ensure availability. The iPads can be checked out for five days, with one renewal if the iPad is not requested by another user.

The iPads are 16GB and Wi-Fi enabled. An Apple ID is recommended, but not required for use. The iPads are pre-loaded with several UC and other productivity apps, including UC Mobile, Mobile Learn (Canopy) and VMware View (access to UC Virtual Lab).  In addition, the iPads can be populated with personalized apps via any user Apple ID.

Visit TheDesk@Langsam today to checkout an iPad.

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​​​Borrow media, popular fiction and more with SearchOhio


searchohio logoQuickly and easily borrow books, CDs, DVDs, and Audiobooks from SearchOhio, a consortium of over 20 Ohio public libraries. ​

S​tart your search in the UC catalog and move on to OhioLINK for additional borrowing options. If OhioLINK doesn’t have the title you’re looking for, click the SearchOhio button in the catalog search results to check availability​. If another library owns an available copy, select the “Request Item” button and follow the prompts. 

STEP 1: Search for an item in our catalog. If you can’t find it or all the copies of the item you’re interested in are unavailable, select the OhioLink button to expand your search. 


STEP 2: If you can’t find it or all the copies of the item you’re interested in are checked out, select the SearchOhio button to expand your search to their catalog. 



STEP 3: When you find the item you’re looking for click the “Request Item” button and follow the prompts for your library affiliation (U of Cincinnati), your login information (UC ID and Central Service Password) and desired pick-up location. That’s it! You’ll be notified when your item is ready to be picked up.


Click here​ to learn more about borrowing and returning SearchOhio items.

Questions or problems? Contact the Library by phone at 513-745-5710 or email.



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Maintenance Will Impact Libraries Web News, Hours and Directory

UC Libraries will be performing routine maintenance Sunday, June 29, from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm.

The following services will be offline during maintenance:

  • Off Campus Access (proxy services)
  • (intranet)
  • Libapps server:
    • Library Blogs
    • UC Libraries staff directory on website
    • A-Z Database List on website

In addition to these services being unavailable, users may see an error on the website in the News, Hours and Staff Directory areas while this maintenance is being performed. All other areas of the UC Libraries website and Library Catalog will be unaffected.

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UC Libraries Welcomes New Bearcats

Orientation participants learn about how to print while in the library

This summer, Langsam Library is a busy place as over 4,000 incoming students participating in UC’s New Student Orientation visit and learn about the Libraries. While here, they engage in activities designed to be both entertaining and informative about the various research resources, assistance and library services they can utilize when they begin classes in the fall.

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